Emerging Europe

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Industry Trend Analysis - Food & Drink: Key Themes For 2018 - MAR 2018

In 2018 consumers around the world, particularly in developed markets, are becoming more informed about the health benefits, origin and sustainability of ingredients in their food, and are exercising caution over certain food groups entirely. Other trends of note in the year ahead are vertical over horizontal M&A, the end of the craft beer boom years, the start of the Marijuana boom...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Grocery Chains And E-Commerce The Winners Over Christmas - MAR 2018

In line with our outlook for the UK consumer over 2017/2018, retailers experienced tough and volatile trading conditions over the crucial Christmas holiday season. Grocery chains and e-commerce players were the major winners, as consumers focused on essentials and sought out discounts online, while department stores and midrange clothing and homeware retailers endured weak sales. We expect...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Inflation and Low Incomes Limit Ukraine's Food Spending Outlook - JAN 2018

The Ukrainian consumers' dietary shift shows consumers eating more diversified food goods, a sign of a better-balanced diet. However, low-income levels and persistently high levels of inflation will limit spending to low-cost and staple foods as the consumer remains highly price-sensitive. This outlook supports the growth and expansion of discount grocery chains while also allowing hypermarkets...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Mondel?z M&A Cooled But Still Possible - DEC 2017

Mondel?z's company history, including a bid for Hershey and through its previous association with Kraft, suggests that it may be interested in acquiring another confectionary business. This would be done to boost its North American revenues in our view, and we highlight Nestle's unit as potentially attractive. We don't believe it will be brought back into Kraft Heinz however, as a merger wouldn...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Limited Risk Of EU Action On Dual Food Standards - OCT 2017

The EU will conduct further research into dual food quality standards in response to the concerns of Eastern European members, but the findings are unlikely to lead to disruptive policy intervention for now. That said, a radical overhaul of food quality standards could lead to significant shifts in demand patterns, constituting an unlikely but significant medium-term risk to our consumption...

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